Join us at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) for two nights of flamenco on Nov. 11-12, as the NHCC and the National Institute of Flamenco present Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Çiertas Danças. The performance features spirited collaborations between invited artists Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, and musical guests Alicia Morales and Ángel Ruíz.
What: Yjastros, the flamenco company in residence in the University of New Mexico Dance Program, celebrates its fall concert season with a diverse array of powerful flamenco dance and music.
The powerhouse Albuquerque flamenco company will showcase new choreographies by Estévez and Paños featuring music created collaboratively among Estévez, Paños, Yjastros Artistic Director Joaquín Encinias, and guest musicians Morales and Ruíz. Guest dancers and choreographers Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, winners of the 2019 Spanish National Dance Prize for choreography, will present their groundbreaking work SILENCIOS. The performance will feature the world premiere of “Suite No. 19,” a new choreography by Estévez/Paños that will be performed by Yjastros as part of the fall season.
In working with multiple artists, Encinias sees his company realize their exploration of flamenco’s universal appeal while respecting its unique traditions and sensibilities. His vision of Yjastros is of an interplay among expressive possibilities steeped in deep tradition that also encourages innovation and freshness.
Tickets range from $40 to $70, with a $5 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC members. Visit my.nmculture.org/overview/14009 to buy tickets.
Where: The NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre, located on the NHCC campus at 1701 4th St SW.
When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Why: Yjastros uniquely melds an American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco to create a living archive of choreographic masterworks. Working with a team of award-winning artists, Yjastros has produced a unique show that needs to be seen to be believed!